Chapter 189 Sex in the City: “Can you that top?”

Chapter 189: Sex In The City: “Can you top that?”             Jack came to group after a panic attack. He looked visibly shaken. Kelly asked him: “What’s wrong? You look like you just lost your best friend?” Jack replied: “I did just lose my best friend. Helen left me for another...
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‘Gaslighting’

The recent interest in ‘gaslighting’ has motivated me to post a section on that topic from my book: Emotional Incest in Group Psychotherapy–A Conspiracy of Silence published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2014.  While the focus of this section is gaslighting as...
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Chapter 74: “When Will I Be Ready To Leave Group? Hello, I Must Be Going”

Chapter 74: When Will I Be Ready To Leave Group Therapy?   “Hello I must be going.” There’s a law in physics that states: ‘for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’.  That law could just as easily apply to the process of group therapy.  Emotional growth is not...
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Chapter 142: If Looks Could Kill

Chapter 142: If Looks Could Kill– “Hello, I’m Dr. Pepper and just like my counterpart here…. I’m so misunderstood”. Strutting into the classroom for the first time, I knew that I was dead meat. This was the first graduate school class that I taught and I wanted to make a...
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The Fish Stinks From The Head Down

When President Trump plays fast and loose with the facts, is it small wonder that his nominees are accused of lying under oath? Trump has referred to his administration as ‘a well oiled machine’: I think a more apt metaphor would be: ‘The fish stinks from the...
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